Tag Archives: domestic slavery

Introducing Ann Arbor’s Aquarium Gallery

A few months ago, the Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation presented a $1,000 cash grant to artist Lea Bult for the establishment of a small, 24-hour micro gallery in what had been a vacant shop window looking out on Ashley Street, near the intersection with Liberty, in downtown Ann Arbor. And, now that it’s up and […]

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Ypsilanti man found guilty of human trafficking and enslavement of children

In early 2011, a University of Michigan janitor by the name of Jean-Claude Toviave was arrested and charged with enslaving four West African children in his Ypsilanti home. The four, it would seem, were forced to cook, clean, iron and shine shoes for the 6-foot-3, 230-pound Toviave, who, when he was unsatisfied with their performance, […]

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